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(Kachô sansui) Hokuju gafu (An Album of Pictures of Natural Subjects by Hokuju)

Title page: Hokuju gafu

Edo period
Censorship seal: 11/1852
Artist Katsushika Hokuju (1852), Publisher Bunkeidô, Publisher Maruya Bun'emon (Bunjudô) (Japanese)


Overall: 18 x 12 cm (7 1/16 x 4 3/4 in.); chûbon

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Woodblock printed book

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books


By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; By 1926, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: July 31, 1998)

[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection